Chamber is pleased to announce that Collection #3, curated by Matylda Krzykowski of Depot Basel, opened with Part IV — Room With Its Own Rules — on May 3, 2017. Collection #3 is comprised of four parts that have opened periodically since October 2016. Part IV is the final show of Collection #3. Krzykowski’s last show for the collection will feature newly commissioned, one-of-a-kind and limited-edition work made exclusively by women.
Like the three previous shows within Collection #3, Part IV expands on the inspiration behind the iconic 1956 artwork by Richard Hamilton. In 1992, Richard Hamilton was asked by the Tate Modern to return to this iconic collage and create an edition of color facsimiles of his original 1956 piece. Titled, Just what is it that made yesterday’s homes so different, so appealing?, this updated version satirizes the world of his original, and includes the replacement of the male bodybuilder, a figure prominently featured in the 1956 version, with a female bodybuilder.
“After curating three shows at Chamber, I sought the fourth (and final) to focus on women,” says Krzykowski. “This show presents designers, architects and artists from different backgrounds, skills and age – all having established their own rules in a market that is still man-dominated.” The selection of objects produced for Show IV is a combination of work by female designers, artists and architects who relate to ideas around living spaces and desired objects. Many of the works on view center around colliding ideas of functional object and sculpture.
The show includes work by Ana Kraš, Ania Jaworska, Åsa Jungnelius, Buro Belén, Claudia Caviezel, Gun Gordillo, Hilda Hellström, Johanna Grawunder, Katie Stout, Kiki van Eijk, Lindsey Adelman, Liz Collins, Marlène Huissoud, Mimi Jung, Mira Nakashima, Pieke Bergmans, Sabine Marcelis, Sarah Zapata, Sigrid von Lintig, Studio Berg, and Zohra Opoku. The show is on view through July 15, 2017 at Chamber.